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  • Season 1
    • Thanksgiving Crossover I
      Thanksgiving Crossover I
      Episode 2671974
      8.5
      Mr Drummond declines a deal that could cost him a lot more than just money when he must tell his old Army pal that he can't go into business with him. Now it's not just the business plan that is broken.
    • Diff'rent Strokes - Romeo and Juliet
      What arrogance through yonder window breaks? Arnold gets tricked into auditioning for Romeo in the school play and wins the part, only to discover Juliet will be played by his arch nemesis Lisa. And, like most actresses, she’s a nut case.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: Goodbye Dolly
      Arnold loses his favorite doll and finds himself unable to sleep, but capable of cracking one-liners that get disproportionate applause from the studio audience. Mr. Drummond hires a private detective at $200 a day to track down the doll. But will he find it? You'll laugh, you'll cry.
    • Diff’rent Strokes : Football Father
      Hut, hut, bribe. Arnold tries out for the football team and for some strange reason, the little guy doesn't make the cut. Enter Mr. Drummond and his magic checkbook of inducement. Problem solved, at least for now.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: Return Of The Gooch
      Arnold gets his kung fu on. The schoolyard bully has started picking on Arnold again, so he enrolls in a karate class to prepare for the inevitable showdown. To boost his brother's confidence, Willis convinces Arnold he has a "killer foot," capable of defeating The Gooch.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: Mother's Last Visit - Minisode
      Mr. Drummond's mom is a piece of work. Within the first few minutes of her visit, it's obvious she's a racist snob, who just can't accept Arnold and Willis into her family due to their skin color. Other than that, she's an excellent grandma.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: Birds & Bees
      In what may be a sitcom first, Mr. Drummond actually uses the word "gonads." At least someone's properly explaining the facts of life to Arnold. Because Willis didn't do a very good job. He told Arnold that women get pregnant after they eat salmon. How, in exact words, do you think Arnold replied...moreless
    • Diff'rent Strokes: Club Meeting
      It finally hits Willis that he's filthy rich. And what's the point of money if you don't have poor friends to envy you? So Willis invites his neighborhood club from Harlem up to the Drummond pad to show off. To rub it in, he puts on some cool threads, which look like they could have been stolen...moreless
    • Diff'rent Strokes: First Day Blues
      DIFF'RENT STOKES - "Weeds" premieres tonight on Showtime and we spark it up with our own weed-themed episodes. Check out Willis baked.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: Teacher's Pet
      Parent teacher night has a new meaning for Mr. D. He struck up a romance with Arnold's teacher, creating an awkward situation on the playground for his kid. Arnold must now resort to bad behavior in order to lessen his reputation as the teacher's pet.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: Big Business
      Enron, eat your heart out. In an effort to become even more wealthy than they already are, the boys form a brownie company and hire Kimberly to head the sales department. But their business practices leave much to be desired, and their fly-by-night bakery quickly ends up in the red.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: The Trial
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      Where's Judge Judy when you need her? Mr. Drummond finds a goldfish in his hot tub and Arnold is the prime suspect. Willis insists that his little brother is innocent until proven guilty and demands that Arnold receive a fair trial.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: The Ski Week-end
      A ski bum wants to ride Kimberly’s slopes. Kimberly goes on a double date ski trip. Mr. D plays it cool, but then reconsiders and grabs Willis and stages a rescue. When they find what looks to be a snowbound toga party, will lessons be learned? Yes.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: New Landlord
      No Arnolds allowed. That's the law. So goes the argument from the salty new landlord who wants to evict the Drummonds from their swank uptown penthouse. Hopefully the two parties will reach some common ground, because it's tough to find places that are tolerant of wise cracking pre-teens.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: The Magician
      It's always lame when football players guest star on TV. They can't act, so they get about 2-3 words to say per line. Here, it's Ed "Too Tall" Jones of the Dallas Cowboys and he shows up just in time to catch Arnold's death-defying magic act.
    • Diff'rent Strokes - Roots
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      The Drummonds look for “ha-has” in racial stereotypes. The boys are pegged by a friend as being too white. A counselor is called in, and Kimberly pretends to be Arnold, and Mr. D acts like Willis. Will this fracture the family forever? Probably not.
    • Diff'rent Strokes - The Ancestors
      Drummond’s a nice man. His ancestry, however, sucks. After inheriting a $2 million estate in Harlem from his great, great, great uncle Heinrich, Mr. D plans to donate the property to the city. That is, until he learns the truth about Heinrich.
    • Diff'rent Strokes - Room for One More
      Maximum orphan occupancy in the Drummond home is two. Sorry Dudley. If you’re going to con your way into Mr. D’s family to avoid the orphanage, you’d better come up with a really good plan. The old “my daddy beats me” trick always seems to work.
    • Diff'rent Strokes - The Squatter
      Mr. Drummond's keeping it real. Real estate, that is. His latest project involves tearing down old apartments and converting them into condominiums. He's had to displace some folks to do it...one of whom is good at teaching vindictive lessons.
    • Diff'rent Strokes - Hot Watch
      Bad luck loves Arnold and Willis. This time, the guys find a stolen watch in the apartment building and then find themselves in some trouble when the security guard comes around. Plus, he’s a white ex-cop, so things aren’t looking any better.
    • Diff'rent Strokes - Arnold's Girlfriend
      Watch the ‘Strokes take on “Romeo and Julliet.” In the hospital, Arnold is smitten with his roommate, Alice. Alas, her dad, Dabney Coleman, is a racist. Will prejudice triumph? They cry, and run away, but instead of poison, there’s cookies! Aww!
    • Diff'rent Strokes - Short But Sweet
      Arnold has a crush. With Arnold's 12th birthday approaching, Dudley convinces him to throw a costume party and invite his crush. Arnold bucks up, approaches the girl, and she accepts, only to bring another prince to the party. Love hurts, little man.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: First Love
      Janet Jackson (Miss Jackson, if you're nasty) is Charlene Duprey, Willis' first love. Willis is stricken, and his grades suffer, so Mr. D lays down the law. Fine parenting, but this is Janet Jackson! Like any guy would pass that up for a text book.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: Double Date
      First dates are awkward, especially if you're not sure what it is. Arnold's ready, but the parents think they’re too young. Solution? Double date with Willis and Kimberly. Remember: Chaperone - an older person who watches you make a fool of yourself.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: The Tutor
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      It’s report card day, Willis’ least favorite time. Low marks earn him a suspension from the basketball team and the disapproval of Mr. Drummond. Fortunately, his dad’s loaded, so Willis can enjoy a private tutor. Poor kids have to actually study.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: Almost American
      What goes well with a hammy Eastern Block accent? Cake! Arnold makes a bet with a Czech cake delivery guy over who can do better on their American history tests. If Arnold wins, he gets cake. If Milos wins, he doesn’t get deported. America rocks!
    • Diff'rent Strokes: Hello, Daddy
      Can you imagine Mr. Drummond in the Korean war? It hurts the mind just trying to hold such a thought. Yet that seems to be the implication here after a young Korean man shows up at the apartment claiming Mr. Drummond is his long-lost father.
    • Diff'rent Strokes - Burial Ground
      Has Mr. D learned nothing from horror movies? Drummond Construction plans to build on an ancient Indian burial ground. Soon the Indians, and the boys, are on a hunger strike. The solution is so nutty, you’ll say: “Wha’ choo’ talkin’ bout’ ‘Strokes?”
    • Diff'rent Strokes - B.M.O.C.
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      Can you be too conceited for an exclusive club? Willis is rejected from a hoity-toity campus club just because he thinks he's super awesome. Isn't that a prerequisite? Imagine a fraternity rejecting beer drinkers! It ain't fair, Willis.
    • Diff'rent Strokes - The Loan
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      Oh, sitcoms! Is there nothing you can’t teach us? Manny the doorman wants to trade up to the limo business, and Arnold decides to invest Mr. D’s money in the venture. Learn about collateral, fixed horse races, and how morals can save the day.
    • Diff'rent Strokes - Drummond's Fair Lady
      Why don’t we continue this discussion over dinner, Becky?” That’s Mr. Drummond’s idea of an interview question. Obviously, Becky’s got the job, but Mr. D will have to visit his board of directors to defend his hiring choice. Why? Is foxy not enough?
    • Diff'rent Strokes - Junk Food Junkie
      Never look a gift nephew in the mouth. It’s bad news for the kids when Mr. Drummond’s wacky sister Sophia shows up. The nutty lady inspects their teeth and prompts Mr. Drummond to go on a crusade against the junk food vending machines at school.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: The Relative
      Arnold and Willis have a cousin and she looks a lot like Esther from Sanford and Son. LaWanda Page guest stars as an opportunistic relative who's eager to cash in on the fortune that is Mr. Drummond. She tries the old slip-and-fall routine (which was actually the new slip-and-fall routine back then)moreless
    • Diff'rent Strokes - The Spanking
      A smack down. That's what Willis is talkin' 'bout. After Arnold drops a water balloon from the balcony, Mr. Drummond decides to punish him with a spanking. Willis steps in, invoking his sole brotherly right to spank Arnold. A ploy to get his bro out of trouble? Or a big red bottom coming A's way?moreless
    • Diff'rent Strokes: Mr. T & mr. t
      Don’t gimme no talk back, sucka, because this is the Mr. T episode. For reasons unclear, the “A-Team” is filming in Mr. Drummond’s apartment. Awestruck, Arnold emulates Mr. T to impress a girl. You just can’t help but pity the fool.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: Reporter
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      Ah, the "Just Say No" Episode. A must watch. First Lady Nancy Reagan comes to the rescue when she reads an article written by Arnold about drugs in the school. Classic TV at its finest half hour. If only Lindsay had been a Diff'rent Strokes fan.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: A Dog Story
      A rabid Arnold? Hopefully not, but he’s been bitten by a dog that might be carrying rabies. Which means the Drummonds have to find the animal or Arnold’s life could be in danger. So if you see him foaming at the mouth, back away slowly.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: The Squealer
      Is that a street gang or a debate team? Willis becomes a member of the Tarantulas, a local group of urban miscreants. Odd choice, dude. These guys don't look like thugs; they look like they should be tutoring calculus.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: The Election
      Changing housekeepers is traumatic for the rich. But Drummond is a trooper and takes life as it comes. With the help of Adelaide, the new Mrs. G, he might even win city council. Print up some snappy campaign tees and he may have a chance.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: Green Hair
      Acid rain ranks with killer bees on the list of 80s terrors. Watch Kimberly fear the rain, when before a hot date acid rain turns her hair green. Will she get environmentally active, or just get a wig? Green hair is the most inconvenient truth.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: The Bus
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      Can you imagine a place where Arnold isn’t loved, and adored? Arnold is part of a school bussing program, and it seems his shtick doesn’t play well in the ‘burbs. Picketers abound, bus tires are flattened, and Mr. D comes in to save the day.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: The Houseguest
      Janet’s back. Catch Janet Jackson as Willis’ girlfriend Charlene. After an argument with her father, Charlene temporarily moves in to the Drummond’s pad. What luck, Willis! Now you two can really get to know each other. Have fun, kids.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: Arnold the Entrepreneur
      It’s a story about greed, capitalism and the exploitation of red-headed step brothers. Poor Sam. He worked his butt off with Arnold in a door-to-door scheme, but Arnold won’t share the profits. If you can’t join ‘em, you know what to do, Sam.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: Green Hair
      Acid rain ranks with killer bees on the list of 80s terrors. Watch Kimberly fear the rain, when before a hot date acid rain turns her hair green. Will she get environmentally active, or just get a wig? Green hair is the most inconvenient truth.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: Mrs. Garrett's Crisis
      Mrs. Garrett’s feeling low. She’s moping around, complaining, and completely overcome by feelings of inadequacy. If she could only see how bright the future is. For example, there’s her upcoming spin-off called The Facts of Life. Cheer up, lady.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: Arnold the Entrepreneur
      It’s a story about greed, capitalism and the exploitation of red-headed step brothers. Poor Sam. He worked his butt off with Arnold in a door-to-door scheme, but Arnold won’t share the profits. If you can’t join ‘em, you know what to do, Sam.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: Big Heist
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      What'chu talkin' bout Larceny? Arnold is told he can join a "club" at school, he just has to steal something to get in. He finally decides on a comic book, which turns out to be VERY expensive. You think anyone has tried to join the Crips' that way?
    • Diff'rent Strokes: A Dog Story
      A rabid Arnold? Hopefully not, but he’s been bitten by a dog that might be carrying rabies. Which means the Drummonds have to find the animal or Arnold’s life could be in danger. So if you see him foaming at the mouth, back away slowly.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: Feudin' and Fussin'
      Arnold fills in for a Harlem Globetrotter. Larry Alder wants to host a NY talk show, but his daughter Ruthie doesn’t want to leave Portland. So the kids sideline the guest, Meadowlark Lemon. Unfortunately Arnold fills in for him, and he’s much cuter.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: Friendly-Mate
      Mr. Drummond needs some action. He’s so horny that he makes the mistake of telling the kids he’s lonely, and in their infinite wisdom they sign him up for a computer dating service. Don’t laugh. It works surprisingly well.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: Small Claims Court
      Woo, woo! Here comes the life-lesson train. Arnold spends his entire savings on a faulty toy train and neither he nor Mr. Drummond can talk the seller into a refund. Every classic sitcom has a small claims court show, so this might be a good time.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: The Executive
      It’s too much Willis for one Willis to handle. While working in his dad’s office after school, Willis gets a bit drunk with power. By firing an innocent man, he thinks he making a statement about racism. But in reality, it’s more about nepotism.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: Little Mother
      Kimberly is preggers?! This belongs in the vault of classic sitcom misunderstandings. Kimberly accompanies a pregnant friend to the ob-gyn and Willis concludes that his sister is the one with child. Ah, the miracle of misconception.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: Count Your Blessings
      When Arnold grows up, he wants to be tall. In fact, he’s getting a little obsessed about his height, leading Mr. Drummond to schedule a doctor visit that doesn’t offer much in the way of reassuring. Next trick? Show the kid some perspective.
    • Diff'rent Strokes: Thanksgiving Crossover II
      Hurry up and stop fighting the turkey's getting cold. Mr Drummond and his old Army pal Larry devide to end their argument long enough for both families to enjoy Thangsgiving.